In his article, “U.S. Higher Education Institutions Partner with African Universities,” author Lekan Oguntoyinbo writes: [A]necdotal evidence suggests that more colleges and universities are reaching out to counterparts in Africa.
Some of the interest stems from a desire to force students out of their comfort zones, says Dr. Randolph Quaye, director of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Black World Studies program.
“[The] majority of Americans prefer to study in Europe,” says Quaye, whose Delaware, Ohio-based college sends a group of students and a professor to the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for a semester where they take classes, stay in the homes of Tanzanians, travel extensively throughout the country and immerse themselves in the culture. “Africa is lagging behind. More universities are trying to expand their offerings.”
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